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documentary. hello and welcome to the latest episode of eco africa this is now it's coming to you from the fossil park in lagos nigeria and if you ever wanted to know how you can make a difference in view environment stay tuned ok with me is my charming colleague from south africa for leisha i know they're all hi everyone my name is felicia
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industry and i'm joining you guys from johannesburg this week you can learn about how women in kenya are fighting for elephants and that's not all also coming up. a man who is bringing us from south africa she has. an organization in cameroon teaching people how to use water responsibly. after a bombing in madagascar and how it's moving to new livelihoods. mama tembo means mother elephant in swahili it's also an affectionate term some border women call each other and they mean it literally. some of them track the animals and do what 7 they can to keep corridors free for them to move about that helps keep the elephants safe from harm but also ensures that both humans and animals have enough access to scarce resources like water.
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it's early in the morning in some county kenya boitano is taking have families animals out to the grazing fields but that's just one job she'll do today. as a few accessories for her next job as a wildlife conservation is. she is the leader over women group popularly known as mama timbales mother of elephants their task is to monitor the movements of the big animals. at 5 am i do my chores and then get my children ready for school at 8 am i pick up my data forms and the g.p.s. and walk to the wildlife corrido we don't just observe elephants but the other animals. the elephants are still their primary interest the paki
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dams are endangered in kenya alone between the early 1970 s. and 19 months is their numbers dropped 90 percent but here in the columb a community wildlife conservancy numbers are now increasing one reason is that pack of have identified and signposted what life and lifestyle corridos elephants often pass through the area but left alone use the route they can lead to conflates the mama timbo take note of where animals tend to congregate as well as any trace of illegal settlements or traps set by poachers antelope trucks. i mean one conservation organization has provided the women with g.p.s. devices and data sheets the fact that antelope came through here is a good sign an elephant is just an umbrella species is a big animal and if an elephant has enough space to survive enough space to whom around. no doubt other small animals will go under
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a fence and this is why we it's been elephant and also the data that we have it coming from elephant. things are quiet today but that doesn't mean the women aren't on the lookout they want to protect wild animals but they also have to watch out for themselves. well now my dog a wild animals adventurous we have lions elephants and other dangerous animals and they do feel anxious as you walk you can run across and i was at any time and we don't even know what to do to save our lives these are the challenges i don't worry analysts who are another source of worry is poachers the conservancy collects the skull of slaughtered animals but they are finding fewer and fewer of them. life has become a little more secure for the majestic beasts sounds to the presence of drink just.
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because someone has in fact. of created a commodious what their disposal areas. are in a very secure environment. because security is assured. after all when just patrol. and there they are an entire herd with a drop in porch ng they have become more relaxed in the presence of people. we have discovered that the elephant is a friend here anymore and this has also helps the community because the animals have now become very social in the quest the wouldn't pass new homes because every time they passed the would be killed but nowadays they pass new homes without any human interference. in the evening and returns to how fast a job a family depends on it the small sum she receives for monitoring the elephants is
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a welcome extra income but contributing to the protection of the elephants is very widely felt. maybe you've heard of a plant called chia that comes from central and south america now more and more farmers here in south africa have begun pointing at us well for them it's not just a business opportunity promising good returns the plant is also is it to cultivate it seeds are packed with protein and this week's story office we introduce a man who had a great idea. according to legend the ancient mayans used the seeds as a source of energy. they gave them the name chia meaning strength. today people use chia seeds to add proteins and determines to
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yogurt and cereals. martin tof from denmark thinks the seed can serve as a nutritional meal on its own. it also grows well in our dreams of africa. too to follow suit in $27.00 c. in the 2nd year of a terrible drought in africa $98.00 brave farmers planted 50 kilos of seed we brought to them in our suit cases all succeeded at growing chia. encouraged by that success toft now raises money to provide seeds to thousands of farmers in africa for free. like them. if you're doing your job you tell us about. visit our website or send us a tweet. do you feel. your story.
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let's stick with farming for the moment while we move north to gonna like other small scale farmers in africa they have a problem marketing their products because they often just don't have the right contacts or enough financial support in the end that leads to food wastage because it spoils before it can be sold that's how it was until recently but then through young men and i had an idea for digital platform. allows the farmers all over gonna to market their product faster even ones who live in remote areas is the idea working have a look. kerim a small community in northern ghana. farmer joshua tangay used to struggle to sell his produce but now he and enough to support his wife and 2 children thanks to
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a digital platform he's able to sell the fruits of his labor on a regular basis and at a fair price. there's my farm about one and a half it gets. hard here bob all eggplant and green bareback and valuables 6. it is dry season over here and i just finished have as done my maize so warm and rice and i sold it out to santa and their payment was done right on my my my phone through mobile money. gone as capital acra this is where the digital platform is based that has helped to make joshua's life so much easier . agra center is an agri tech start up that connects rural farmers with big buyers the company takes up to 30 percent commission from those buyers it's in agra centers own interest to get the best possible prices meaning the small holders also
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profit so far we've heard about. close to $10000.00 farmers probably sail from the platform now before that they were making less money now i would trade has helped them to increase their income tremendously so the farmers they love us that number are backing caroming agro center agents are visiting the village. here to teach the farmers not only how to use the check market prices but also how to maximize their output environment we give him cs and we'll make sure that we take them through all the activities that they need to get high yield yeah . we realize that most families do a lot of trial and in production and also when they got their green. you'd be didn't pay much attention to rate their care little about where to store
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$8.00 how to drive 8. and because of that they run into sportage and they don't get gold market. she's the agents create profiles of interested farmers what they farm how much they produce the company was founded in 2016 now agra sent to operates in 15 communities in 4 different regions in the nearby town of boulder tangere the startup has an office where the farmers data processed the platform also provides tips on how to farm more effectively. before we didn't know. much of their farming practices that were right for us tanks like our fabulous application. haha that stand in. storage and all those things where very difficult for us and more importantly how to have sold
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out our produce was a major challenge. this is agro centers regional storage center from here the farmers produce is sold to big food buyers earlier the farmers had to sell their produce to local middlemen often for a 3rd of its real value. the digital platform has helped the farmers to increase that income by about 25 percent. if i may go to minimum walk as far as i want to sell at fair market prices and if i was fair market prices would too good with money to be able to tickle your family or to even reinvest a portion of your farm through joshua tangere is not worried that he now depends on a virtual broker for him the benefits of very real. in our next report we take a trip to a german junkyard it might look a bit different from junkyards in nigeria well here it's
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a place where people try to recycle. as much as possible some german cities forcing bans on diesel vehicles under government has been paying a premium on scrapped diesel cause that means that there are some wonderful auto parts to be had let's go with. 70000 square meters of metal waiting to be scrapped the more than 2 and a half 1000 cars here have been discarded by their owners like this volkswagen the owner of the passat diesel is here to scrap it. in the aftermath the v.w. use diesel emissions scandal because secondhand value has dropped to just a 1000 euros a scrapping premium on met him around 7000. still works perfectly just past its inspection but often at least in your car so this one can
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go. with. the junkyard will even pay him something for the used parts but give you 100 euros enough for a nice meal that's on top of the scrapping premium of up to 10000 euros that some comic has ground as a discount when drivers scrap their old diesel car and buy all isa new environmentally friendly a one. components like the engine are removed and later sold well at least they're being we cycled. through the journey really pains me because a car like this one it's only got 47000 kilometers on it if it's so clean it could still be on the road for years it works perfectly. that's not exactly saving resources. after it's been disassembled in the 1st workshop the car is taken to the colleague in the next one usable tires are also kept for every sale.
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old oil left over fuel cleaning fluid and coolant it's all disposed of. now the cars are placed out in the junkyard for customers in search of parts about $500.00 hobby mechanics come here every day for components. karimov the new was lucky he found the back door he needed for a b.m.w. in togo. like this was stolen from my brother. so i promised him i'd look for it here. it's like you see. at the junkyard clients pay only 20 to 30 percent of the price for a new part to undermine my couch for today. german drivers only an average of 11 cars in their lifetime that manufacturer is
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a cuss on the environment but the salvage work here helps improve the industry's recycling balance somewhat. at the end of the day it's time for the road where the white v.w. to be taken apart it's then dumped in the yards to be further devoured by the park minus. from the german junkyard back to the roads of africa where washing cars and other things of course will wish to a lot of water as our next report will show but 2 young men started. that tries to raise the awareness of people about the value of water take a look you call heroes this week oh. in many parts of come iran's capital young water is often was didn't necessarily but habits are common in many households ses mark and the 32 year old who once were
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the energy or water heart in. the world for the big move people to smoke will feel comfortable in. bomb control if you're washing your plants and letting the water run that you're wasting water so it's a question of being able to wash your plants or clogs in the right way using all telling the children at home to be more careful with water they can listen to. the associations seeks to teach simple ways to save the precious resource for dealing greenwood's has asked friends like mad to refuse and want to hide out in the field . absolutely we are going to our household now we go door to door to raise awareness in the population is even knowledge just how much federal set up the association nearly 2 years ago every day he works to encourage people to use water more efficiently. this is rainwater when informs you collect it in basins
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yes exactly and this is tap water drinking water this is where we put our major. golf courses in the attempts to educate people on how to get water wastage faddle and his colleagues often become involved in exchanges like these sometimes they go on for hours people are generally receptive to the advice he ses but there are many reasons why 7 water isn't easy the people in this neighborhood for example don't even have a regular supply. something we're so happy simply when the water starts flowing because it's not always the case you have to understand. to help with the engine always feels activities fragile has introduced a line of cloth thing called mr portable 3 months after the brand was launched it's sold 5000 articles of clothing mr portable is proving popular with young people 30
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percent of profits are earmarked for the associations activities. this is where we produce all our mr portable cords when a customer places the order we send it directly here in the. model m.l.r. placed her order 2 days ago via what's up all she had to do was choose the colors and patterns for the t. shirt she wants for adult text the opportunity to explain to her the environmental cause behind the fashion statement. which. you remember says i received. this chart i've learnt a lot about what is behind the slogan things that i didn't know before. through go through the sequence. in addition to raising awareness the what the heart association advocates for access to water for all by promoting the development of water points like in the air to the district where funding his friends have
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repaired a well that has changed the lives of the thousands of people who live in this neighborhood that is. full of the low to get water we used to have to go very far to get to the spring there is a river flowing down here and the screen there is where we used to want our. efforts have been made to make the drinking water point attractive for ideal believes that with the better planning it should even be possible to optimize water distribution to individual households in the district. here the water flows all day and night there's water all the time i asked myself can we find a way to channel the water that comes out here if i don't know maybe we could build something to hold it or create a reserve one where we can store water more prominent. drinking water for all that's the idea at the heart of the water heart association and the energy all
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hopes to soon extend its activities beyond come iran's borders be. now in turkey to madagascar fresh stocks have been on the decline for a long time in local coastal waters but in remote bringing the country south the people there may have found an alternative. the marine animals are very popular with chinese go maize who are willing to pay high prices for them i'll report ahead it's madagascar to meet local eco farmers and face to fear challenges on the way. it's midnight one kilometer off the coast of madagascar. the aqua farmers of temple of they are signing in as they head out to their sea cucumber pens. it's only during a full moon or a new moon that the water is shallow enough for the aqua farmers to go and count their stocks and harvest mature specimens during the day the leathery
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a kind of germs bury themselves in the sand the farmers have to come out every 2 weeks because the stocks are vulnerable to disease and theft. and the ngo blue ventures helped a village set up their farms about 10 years ago we were its employees way the sea cucumber to make sure they meet the 400 gram threshold required to send them to market. 1170. the biggest. of all know there are rules safeguarding the hatcheries we work this out with the breeders. for example it's forbidden to enter the pens of other farmers without that consent all fishing is also forbidden except for cry fish you're allowed to catch them because they feed on the sea cucumber as . these rules are designed to protect the sea. was unplugged and of course it was
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all met him. before the aqua farms were set up over fishing had depleted stocks in the bay of assassins. today this once again a wide variety of fish along with snails and crabs although 70 percent of people in the country live below the poverty line this village is experion. and so you a certain degree of prosperity. madame seraphin was one of the 1st to start farming in 2009. before the sea cucumber farms i have no way to improve my standard of living. and. setting up my own pen i've earned enough to send my 2 children to school. so that we can. and i've been able to buy some nice and useful things for my house i also
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have a herd of goats now. when you feed. during the day when the sea cucumbers have buried themselves deep in the sand the farmers come out to clean the enclosures. catherine taylor is one of only a small number of scientists who study c q cumbers. it's a pretty special creature it's a scabbard that they're farming here and it's really valuable on the international market and so bringing it into a community like this and a sustainable aquaculture kind of way makes a huge difference for the people here but at the same time it's also an animal that's vital for the ecosystem in this area it's kind of a natural filtration system for the area because it goes along just kind of hoovers up the sand and then it cleans out detritus and micro algate and bacteria and things like that. this is where they breed the animals to be raised in the bay.
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and will meet young sea cucumber costs the farmers in tampa bay $0.16 after being harvested 9 months later it's worth a $1.30 on average the aquaculture here not only pays off for the farmers but also benefits the entire bay and the other animals that live in. with. that's all for today i hope you enjoy the program and maybe learn to thing or 2 i certainly did for now this is felicia n.t.s.b. signing off from joburg south africa see you next time and empty your bag goes for you too. thanks felicia and thanks to all our viewers out there for watching if you have questioned all comments or just want to know more about our program then visit our website all the social media platforms are now its i phone lagos nigeria filmic style.
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